Creating Structure

Creating Structure

Interviews and Discussions about life, business, architecture, construction, and more.


August 23, 2023 69 mins

Welcome to Creating Structure Podcast episode #46 with Tom O'Malley, Managing Partner at Clover Architectural Products. Tom is well known in the curtain wall and architectural products industry and it was my pleasure to spend an hour with him in this discussion.

From starting in the City of Chicago's Mayor's office of Special Events to help organize the World Cup, to Romano Brothers Beverage,  then Doralco, ...

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Welcome to Creating Structure Podcast # 45 with Ethan Bull, co-founder of ProAssisting, re-imagining Executive Support.

Through ProAssisting, Ethan leverages his 25+ years as a Sr. Executive Assistant to manage top-level, remote Executive Assistant (EA's) who serve clients ranging from 'next generation' CEO's who need support but want technology to enable that partnership to former CEOs and current BOD ...

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Welcome to the first of a sub-series we will run intermittently entitled  "Facades That Inspire," within the Creating Structure Podcast. This one is with my colleague and friend Mr. David Kent, LEED AP, Senior Design Consultant at Wheaton Sprague

Beginning his career in London, David has worked in exterior restoration, and curtain wall consulting for about two decades. He received a degree in Building Surveying ...

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Arnold Swanborn is a design principal with CO Architects in Los Angeles. With more than 30 years design experience, his career spans a wide array of project types, including small single-family commissions, technically challenging projects in the healthcare and higher education realms, commercially driven multi-family residential and office projects. 

Arnold’s portfolio of work is consistently awarded and recognized by the...

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Welcome to Creating Structure Podcast #42 with Dan Shields.

Having known Dan for a while now, and having worked with him in the past, I know him as a voracious learner, high energy guy, a creative problem solver, and a person that is unafraid to try new things. Dan's story and ascension is inspiring and tangible.

From his beginnings in the metals, curtain wall, fabricated products, glazing industry sweeping f...

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So you think fasteners are boring? Maybe to some, but that may be because their importance is not recognized clearly. Everything matters in life, business, work, and construction, from the small details to the big. Fastener elements (screws, nuts, bolts, rivets, etc., etc.) hold together buildings, building components, and keep things secure. Often the last thing to be thought of and purchased, fastening devices need to be consider...

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" Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal." 

You'll hear this mindset stated repeatedly in my unique and  inspiring interview with Justin Breen,  Wall Street Journal-USA Today Best-Selling Author , Connector,  Visionary, Member of Strategic Coach 10x, Abundance 360,  Owner & founder of BrEpic Communications and related entities in the BrEpic network. It was my pleasure to interview Just...

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Kevin Carey is on the move, filled with energy, enthusiasm, working with vision and purpose. I won't be surprised if this episode soars to number one.

Kevin is a Christian, husband, father, son, friend, mentor, coach, speaker, construction entrepreneur, executive, and more.

Kevin grew up in the Chicago area, on the south side and suburbs. His father was (and still is) a union caulker, so Kevin figured he wou...

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Welcome to Creating Structure Podcast No. 38. It's hard to limit the introduction, summary and content about Scott Maloney and our discussion. This is an engaging, quick moving discussion about architecture, design, business, mentoring, training, culture, and  entrepreneurship, but it is more centered on the business side of professional services practices.

Scott is many things, including entrepreneur, company founde...

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Welcome to the Creating Structure Podcast #37, with John Gordon, Simulation/Thermal Operations Manager at NCTL, and current Board Chairman of NFRC.

John is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania.  Working in the fenestration and thermal analysis area for the last 8 years, John spent 20 years in Information Technology and information Systems before making the transition . John is a problem solver, a trouble shooter, a "sy...

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In this episode it was my pleasure to welcome Mr John Skok, RA, Architect. Of course we talk about John's background and journey into architecture, but the main focus of this episode is urban architecture, and specifically Detroit architecture. We talk about what John refers to as "The Detroit Opportunity." Starting in college, John has devoted many years to work specifically in Detroit, both in repurposed and new bu...

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Welcome to the podcast, the one, the only, Mr. Andrew Haring, VP, Business Development, NGA (The National Glass Association.) We had some fun together on this episode, and there's also a lot of insights into Andrew's path, experiences, views of marketing, development in the glass industry, and more. I heard a man of principal, who really expresses humility and gratitude, to go with his knowledge and experience.


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Welcome to the "geek out" episode, where three normal, balanced humans, who happen to be engineers, and who happen to have glass and aluminum in their DNA profiles, discuss engineering of glazed facades, specialty glass, technical applications, value propositions, and more. We talk about the role of engineering, Sentech's specialty work, thermal performance, structural engineering, wall movements, building codes, mat...

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Welcome to the Podcast, Sarah Eppink, Founder and Owner of Aisling Group, LLC.

I am so pleased to present this content to our audience. This discussion focuses on the areas of training, development, personal coaching, learning,  leadership, emotional awareness, values, and more.

Sarah is a talent development consultant and certified leadership coach skilled in designing, managing, and developing learning programs....

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Welcome to the latest Creating Structure Podcast. My guest is Mr. Derek Losee, Executive VP, Architectural Division of Steel Encounters Inc (SEI) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Derek is an executive leader, an expert business developer, and value-based solution provider. He has been in the glazing, cladding, curtain wall and components business for many years.  Derek provides executive leadership and leads business development f...

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Better late than never? Definitely with this Podcast. 

After some "technical difficulties," my audio producer extraordinaire, Joshua (see below for links), got this synced and edited to publishable form. 

So without further delay,  I am pleased introduce my conversation with friend, collaborator, executive thought leader, former owner of two businesses,  Mr. Mark Silverberg. 

This episode was re...

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Kevin McClintick, PE, is a professional engineer, company founder and owner of Architectural Wall Systems, Inc, (AWS), Director of MCAL Software, LLC, and a structural and systems engineering specialist in curtain wall, cladding, exterior architectural component systems. 

This is a unique and engaging discussion between industry peers, competitors, and professional engineers - two company founders, CEO's, curtain wall...

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Just in time to ring in the new year I welcome Oliver Stepe, President, YKK AP America Inc., to the program. This inspiring and informative interview covers Oliver's path from growing up in Long Island, to college, to glazing sub contractor, to US Aluminum, to YKK, and his ascension from regional technical  sales professional to President of the business. Oliver has great insights into team-building, adding value, consultative...

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Rens F Hayes, IV, PE, is a Co-founder and Principal of H+O Structural Engineering.  A 2010 graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BSCE, and obtaining also a MSCE from WPI in 2012, Rens has fast-tracked his professional growth. With a personal and family history in business, Rens co-founded H + O in 2016.  Rens is progressive, mature, and experienced beyond his years, and is inspiring. He is quite prolific in his writi...

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In this episode I welcome Diana Darling to the podcast. Entrepreneur, publisher, co-founder, founder, idea generator,  president, influencer, event developer, and more can be used to describe Diana professionally. Like many of our guests, her path is interesting. From Texas to London to New York, and points between, Diana has a unique path. You'll hear about it in the podcast.

I met Diana through one of the first Faca...

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